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Ireland’s Official Stephan Roche Cycling Holidays Distributor

About the Event

7th – 11th September 3 stages / 320 km


Once in a life time opportunity to cycle with the only two professional cyclists to have won the Triple Crown: Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and World Championships the same year. Eddy Merckx was the first to win the incredible Triple in 1974, followed by Stephen Roche in 1987.

Pro Media Team 

Our professional media team will capture and record the entire event. We’ll share their stunning work with you via social media so you can appreciate the breathtaking scenery with no need to stop for snapshots along the way. Just remember, when the legs are in pain… keep smiling!

Dedicated to Comfort

Our 4 star partner hotel, Hotel Mohrenwirt, will guarantee your comfort when you’re off your bike too – with complementary access to the spa and fine dining


Limited to 30 Cyclists 

Sharing – €2287        Individual – €2987

25% deposit balance due by the 7th of July 

Your Comprehensive Package Includes 

Off The Bike

  • Return transfers to/from Salzburg airport
  • Baggage transfer service
  • 4 nights 4 star accommodation
  • Full board (rich buffet breakfast, after ride snack and 5 course evening meal)
  • Saturday post ride barbecue
  • Laundry service
  • Access to spa

On The Bike

  • Entry to the Eddy Merckx Classic (3 distances to choose from)
  • VIP Friday ride with Stephen (90 km)
  • VIP Saturday ride with Eddy Merckx (40 km)
  • Commemorative event jersey
  • Ultegra bike hire
  • Personalised rider number and tags
  • Support vehicle
  • Energy pack
  • Different levels of ability groups
  • Ride capitains in each group

Apres Bike

  • Access to VIP area of the Eddy Merckx Classic
  • Signed copy of Stephen Roche’s new book 
  • Goodie bag
  • Certificate
  • Professional event photos
  • Professional event video
  • Signed photo with Stephen
  • Stephen Roche Cycling crew available at all times throughout the event!

IP Entry to the

Eddie Merckx Classic 2017 

The famous Eddy Merckx Classic marathon takes place again in Fuschl am See in the Fuschlseeregion

VIP Entry 

  • Saturday short ride with Eddy Merckx
  • Eddy Merckx’s Event Jersey
  • Culinary get-together after the VIP Saturday ride
  • Participation at the Eddy-Merckx-Classic on Sunday
  • Access to the VIP area on Sunday



  • Start & Finish area in the idyllic town of Fuschl
  • Cycle by 11 beautiful lakes
  • Cycle through a fantastic scenery with two legends of cycling


  • Stephen Roche Cycling crew available at all times throughout the event!


Discover the beautiful Fuschl region with two legends 


  • Stephen Roche VIP Ride
  • 90 km ride around the beautiful Austrian lakes with Stephen Roche


  • Stephen Roche VIP Ride
  • 90 km ride around the beautiful Austrian lakes with Stephen Roche


  • Entry fee to the Eddy Merckx Classic, with 3 distances to choose from 63 km, 106 km and 169 km
  • Access to VIP are after the sportive

To book Call: +353-1-6079900 or email

Activity Levels

Activity Levels range from Leisurely to Tough, the grading takes into account the daily cycling distances and terrain, as well as any technical riding skill required. We also consider the number of cycling days as there can be a cumulative affect from tiredness on a longer trip and the type of accommodation used, as this can also influence your day to day recovery.

If you are in any doubt, please give us a call on +353-1-607 9900 or email us.

Activity level 1 - Leisurely Activity level 1: Leisurely

If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise, these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50kms (32 miles), any longer days are often optional.

Activity level 3 - Moderate Activity level 3: Moderate

Most people who enjoy a weekend riding at home will enjoy a Moderate trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. Moderate off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances rarely exceed 70kms (43 miles) per day.

Activity level 5 - Challenging Activity level 5: Challenging

For any ride at this level, fitness is important. Challenging trips require confidence in your ability and physical condition. They are equivalent to an extended period of cycling at home. Previous mountain biking experience is essential for Challenging off road trips as they will involve some technical riding.

Activity level 7 - Tough Activity level 7: Tough

Previous experience of the cycling style or surface is a must as these routes have long cycling days and tougher terrain on both road and off road trips. You need complete confidence in your fitness and technical ability to cope with difficult or steep terrain, rough surfaces and longer distances. Ideal for those seeking a challenge!

Split grades

In order to provide more accuracy, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or ‘split’ grade, for example 2: Leisurely/Moderate.